Thread: E500 missing
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Old 06-30-2002, 09:32 PM
suginami suginami is offline
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Just an idea, but on other Mercedes engines, when there is a surging / fluctuating idle, some common sources are:

1. throttle actuator
2. mass air sensor
3. vacuum leak (which may give you bad codes suggesting that either / both numbers 1. and 2. are bad).

If your car is missing, a common source is a bad spark plug wire or bad boot.
Paul S.

2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
79,200 miles.

1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".
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